What we think about ourselves, our family life, our work life etc., is very important. It will determine our success or failure and how much we are willing to attempt and accomplish in life. It will determine the health and welfare of our families and all of our relationships. Our self-concept will determine who we associate with. Self-defeating thinking will limit us in all of these areas. People with this line of thinking will continue in a cycle of bitterness, depression, anger, cynicism and low self-esteem. They will always be overwhelmed and refuse any help so that they can do it themselves. They’ll say things like “I’ve done too many bad things for God to forgive me” This is an example of wrong thinking. This person self-sabotages themselves because they de-value their life. Here are some ways to defeat self-sabotaging thoughts: • Complete something like a project, so you can think better of yourself and let go of bitterness and a critical spirit. • Be able to identify this pattern of thinking immediately and recognize the “symptoms” so that you can begin to humble yourself and seek help. • Allow God to heal your hearts and minds, and to realize you are valuable and you do have worth. Ask God to begin to heal you and help you to become a person who believes in yourself, and to realize that by the sacrifice of Jesus, He has made you worthy to receive good things.
Just a Thought,